This fascinating country is also home to one of the most incredible views on the planet, with Mount Kilimanjaro casting a vigilant eye over the untouched land. On your luxury Kenyan safari, you can stay in the most intimate and luxurious safari camps and lodges, witness the popular wildebeest migration through Masai Mara, or watch as predators hunt unsuspecting prey.
Kenya is one of the most renowned safari destinations to visit in Africa. Immerse yourself in nature on a guided walking safari.
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What You Need To Know
Kenya’s wildlife and diverse natural beauty are strong drawcards for visitors to the country. For those that really enjoy getting immersed in nature without the distraction of a vehicle (for example), then a walking safari may just be the ideal experience to see wildlife from new perspectives.
Although you will most likely be surrounded by different wild animals during the walking safari, the tours are safe. Always follow instructions from your guide about safety and safari etiquette to minimise any potential issues. Additionally, drink plenty of water, use insect repellents and be sure to pack both over-the-counter and prescription medications.
The best time to visit Kenya will depend on what you aim to see and do during your visit. The best time to visit for the great wildebeest migration is from July to October, or in the hotter summer months. Try and avoid the rains from March to May.
Soft-sided travel bags
Type-G electrical adapters
Sunscreen and sunglasses
Drinking water and light snacks
Flashlight and a headlamp if camping
First-aid kit and medication
Light, neutral coloured clothing
Luxury walking safaris run throughout the year, but it’s important to note that the heavy rains from March to around May can make your inland trip more challenging. On the flip side, the prices are usually lower during this period and the lush landscapes and stormy skies can be very dramatic. However, from July to October you can witness the great migration. In general, wildlife can be seen throughout the year with December boasting 10 hours of sunshine per day.
A safari style holiday which will includes a good measure of walking. The safari will be spent exploring the wildlife with an experienced ranger to guide you.
Cottars 1920s (Private Masai Mara Conservancy)
Sasaab (Samburu Plains)
Mara Plains Camp (Private Masai Mara Conservancy)
Mahali Mzuri (Private Masai Mara Conservancy)
Kichwe Tembo Bateleur Camp (Masai Mara)
Ol Donyo Lodge (Chyulu Hills)
Naibor Camp (Masai Mara)
Elsa’s Kopje (Meru National Park)
Campi Ya Kanzi (Chyulu Hills)
Porini Rhino Camp (Mount Kenya)
Elephant Pepper Camp (Private Masai Mara Conservancy)
Popular Walking Safaris in Kenya
Each of our popular itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your budget as well as your specific interests.
Because of the slower tempo and lower angle of being on foot, minor elements that are neglected on game drives become more evident.
No, but you would need an experienced safari guide for your walk. It is not recommended to walk out on your own on a walking safari in Africa.
Yes, all guides have intensive wilderness and safety training, and they are equipped wherever a potential threat may exist.
Nairobi National Park is a national park in Kenya's south-central region, located 5 miles (8 kilometers) south of Nairobi.
The currency that you will be using on a Kenya Safari is the Kenyan shilling.
Pack neutral-coloured clothing to blend into the bush during Game drives
Long-sleeved shirts help to provide sun and mosquito protection
T-shirts and shorts are also great for warmer days
Evenings and cooler days call for jeans or longer pants
A rain-proof jacket is always a good idea to pack along
The Nile Crocodile
Nairobi National Park is a national park in Kenya's south-central region, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) south of Nairobi.
It was Kenya's first national park, founded in 1946, with a total size of 45 square miles (117 square kilometers) and elevations of 5,000–6,000 feet (1,500–1,800 meters).
Safari/bucket showers are common in mobile or tented camps where there is no permanent plumbing. They are an effective yet environmentally friendly way to shower where water is at a premium and provide plenty of hot water to wash comfortably.
Generally, there is an en-suite private shower stall within your tent with a “rainfall” style shower head at which you can control the water flow. Outside the tent, there is a large waterproof bag or bucket which is filled with about 10 to 15 litres (5 US gallons) of hot water before being raised with a pully/rope system to either connect to the shower pipe or fill a cistern.
The water is delivered at the ideal temperature so it is best to use it as soon as it arrives. Staff typically fill the showers at a pre-arranged time of day, or you simply need to give them a few minutes notice so they can get it ready.
December to March are the sunniest months and perhaps the best time to visit. There are some cloudy periods and rain from March to May, and drizzle from October to early December which may restrict clear views. However, Mount Kenya National Park is open all year round.
June to October and January to February. The wildebeest migration reaches the Masai Mara in July and remains until October - when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania. However, wildlife is easier to spot since the animals gather around the water source as well as on the rivers. Newborn animals can also be seen.
Kenya has a world of variety when it comes to tented accommodation camps, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another realm in the bush as your every desire comes try.
Africa for centuries has captured the imagination of explorers hence there really is a lot of information out there available on the continent from guide books to novels.
In some parts of Southern Africa, it is safe to drink tap water, however, it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and consistency from European, American or Asian water. In East Africa, specifically Kenya, however, water pathogens are a huge problem. So it is advised to always stick to bottled water.